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Senior Associate - M&A - Superannuation, Life Insurance & Funds Management

Apply now Job no: 496663
Work type: Part time - Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Mergers & Acquisitions

We are seeking a Senior Associate (0-5 Years) to join our Mergers and Acquisitions team specialising in Superannuation, Life Insurance and Funds Management.

About the role

Our team are known for the breadth and depth of their experience in the superannuation space.  This role will report in to Nathan Hodge and Sarah Yu who specialise in superannuation, life insurance and funds management for major banks and wealth management institutions, retail, industry and corporate funds, public sector schemes, investment managers and administrators across all areas of financial services law. Our team is established, collegiate and high performing. 

We have worked on some of Australia and Asia's most complex transactions and act for the region's largest and most significant public companies, major financial institutions and global investment banks.  This role will be varied and interesting and will include acting and advising on: 

  • Transactions – assisting major banks and wealth management institutions with mergers and acquisitions.
  • Investments - investment management arrangements for listed assets and unlisted assets, investment structures, private equity and infrastructure investments and transition management arrangements
  • Governance – all aspects of governance including board policies, delegations, director liability, director duties.
  • Outsourcing - including advising on custody, administration and investment management agreements.
  • Product lifecycle – advising on complex life insurance products and establishing, changing and terminating superannuation funds and products.
  • Financial advice – various financial advice models including roboadvice.
  • Successor fund transfers – inbound and outbound successor fund transfers.
  • Regulatory and disclosure - relating to review of regulated documents, RSE and AFSL licensing, MySuper authorisations and APRA approvals and relief.
  • Disputes – from individual complaints to litigation.
  • Employers – employers superannuation issues including superannuation guarantee liabilities.

We regularly work with specialists from other practice groups as well as other centres within the KWM network.

What experience are we looking for?

  • you will have recognised experience gained in a similar environment and enjoy working as part of a committed team
  • excellent analytical, communication and research skills - to deliver prompt and commercially astute advice
  • strong commitment to client service and well-developed relationship management ability - you will play a key role in supporting and actively developing our relationships with our clients
  • team focus - to facilitate effective teamwork by developing strong internal relationships
  • enthusiasm to be involved in business development activities - participating in industry related programs and developing strategic relationships and networks
  • first rate experience of drafting documents (including deeds, agreements, memorandums of advice etc).

Who are we?

We are Asia’s top tier international law firm with deep roots in Australia spanning almost 200 years. With 30 offices, we have over 3,000 lawyers strategically positioned on the ground in the world's growth markets and financial centres.  

Why work with us?

We promote a culture based on respect, trust, inclusivity, diversity, flexibility, mastery and growth. We seek to create a workplace where our people are proud to work and where their ambitions can be realised. Connection with our people is a priority, we offer targeted and meaningful conversations around professional and personal development, with regular feedback and coaching. 

What else we’ll offer

  • Access to market leading work in your chosen specialty, and the opportunity to work with leaders in their fields
  • Flexible ways of working and various leave arrangements to balance your work and life commitments
  • Holistic wellbeing programs supporting mental and physical health, including access to a broad range of mental health resources, EAP, gym memberships, flu vaccinations, skin cancer checks and in house catered meals.
  • Mobility around our network when opportunities arise
  • Access to a large range of learning and development opportunities to help you meet your goals
  • A detailed framework to support working parents in balancing their personal and professional priorities, including 26 weeks paid parental leave open to both primary and secondary carers with no minimum service period for permanent employees
  • Corporate discounts on health and general insurance, superannuation advice and other products and services
  • Opportunities to participate in a wide range of pro-bono and community impact programs, and inclusion networks

How to apply

Please apply by selecting the "apply now" link below and completing an online application form.

For further information on this role, please contact Kellie McLean on Kellie.McLean@au.kwm.com

King & Wood Mallesons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged. We welcome, value, support and harness the positive benefits that people’s different life experiences bring, especially as they relate to gender, sexual orientation, culture, faith, disability and life stages.

If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you must hold all visas and other approvals necessary for you to work for the firm in Australia.

Agencies - please note that we are not currently accepting applications from agencies for this role.

All job applications must be submitted through kwm.com, Seek, LinkedIn or an authorised agency, applications through any other third party websites will not be accepted.

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